[artinfo] Kooshk Residency: call for 2016 applications
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Kooshk Residency 2016
May 1-31, 2016
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Winners' declaration: Mid-February
Kooshk Residency is a non-political cultural and artistic space in
Tehran. Kooshk, with sponsorship of private section, tries to provide
a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and
filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation.
The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support
artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique
space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to
do research and experiment, develop professionally maintain direct
dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture
their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. The
Residency will be an annual event lasting one month and will be
offered to four selected artists working in any field of art.
During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive
situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with
local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a
balance between working in a personal space, working in collaboration
with other artists, and interacting with viewers and the environment.
In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a
contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering
local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of
artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and
by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.
All expenses including flight tickets, accommodation, living expenses
as well as a modest contribution toward materials will be paid by
Applications will be received through an online application
procedure. Applications will be processed in compliance with declared
criteria by a jury of the award.
Aaron Cezar-creative producer and Director of Delfina Foundation
Michket Krifa-independent curator and art critic of African and
Middle Eastern photography
Naiza Khan-artist, researcher and Founding Trustee of Vasl Artists'
Susan Hapgood-curator, Executive Director at International Studio &
Curatorial Program (ISCP), Senior Advisor to ICI, and Founder and
Director of the Mumbai Art Room
Tooraj Khamenehzadeh-artist, curator and Program Manager of Kooshk
Residency and Co-Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors of
Rybon Art Center
All international artists, active in any art discipline, under the
age of 40 are eligible to apply for the Kooshk Award.
All applicants must fill in the application form providing the following:
-Competency of the application, including the quality of resume and
-Innovativeness of the proposal, outputs and concrete outcomes
-Compatibility of the proposal/plan with the award's goals and the
extent of the award's significance in realizing the proposal
-English language skills
Take it into consideration that artists with interdisciplinary
interests are prioritized.
Find the second Kooshk Artist Residency Award's application form
Hard copy and email submissions are not accepted. Inquire here with
questions: <mailto:info at kooshkresidency.com>info at kooshkresidency.com
Please remember: Applying early is smart. As there will be a high
number of applicants submitting at the last days/moments of deadline,
we will not grant you any deadline extension or help to submit if
something goes wrong.
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